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United States Economic Optimism Index

Last Release
Jun 30, 2024
Actual
40.5
Units In
N/A
Previous
41.8
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
N/A
Time to Release
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Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
62.9
Mar 2002
35.8
Aug 2011
49.162001-2024Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index measures Americans' opinions and outlooks on the economy. The index is based on a nationwide survey of 900 adults and evaluates six-month economic outlook, personal financial outlook, confidence in federal economic policies. Reading above 50 indicates optimism, and below 50 indicates pessimism.

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The RealClearMarkets/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US fell to 40.5 in June 2024, the lowest level in six months, down from 41.8 in May and well below forecasts of 45.2. The index has been in negative territory for 34 consecutive months since September 2021. The Personal Financial Outlook, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, declined to 47.9 this month from 51.3 in May. Also, confidence in Federal Economic Policies, a proprietary RCM/TIPP measure of views on the effectiveness of government economic policies, declined sharply to 36.7 from 38.5 in May. On a positive note, the Six-Month Economic Outlook, which measures how consumers perceive the economy's prospects in the next six months, improved to 36.8 in June from 35.7 in May. Optimism among investors edged up (46.5 vs 46.3 in May) while it slumped among non-investors (37.7 vs 40.1).

United States Economic Optimism Index History

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